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Illinois Commits to Green Power

May 2002 - Illinois Governor George Ryan marked Earth Day by issuing an executive order committing the state to purchase green power for at least 5% of the electricity used by buildings owned or operated by agencies under the governor's control. The amount of renewable energy purchased will grow to at least 15% by 2020. The executive order defines "green power" as electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind, solar, organic wastes and hydropower. It excludes the burning of municipal solid waste, wood waste, or tires.



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